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Debut Author’s Book on Controversial 1974 Lions Tour Shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year Award

Y Lolfa publishers are proud to announce that Undefeated – The Story of the 1974 Lions by debut author Rhodri Davies has been shortlisted for the coveted 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards, one of the key events in the publishing and sporting calendar.

Published last summer to mark 40 years since the British and Irish Lions team triumphed in South Africa, Undefeated is now in its second edition. Penarth author Rhodri Davies will join the likes of football's fiery Roy Keane and flamboyant golfer Ian Poulter at the prestigious awards ceremony, which will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground on the 3rd of June, and will be filmed for broadcast on SkySports TV.

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Aberystwyth Author Finally Publishes Collection of Stories after 36 years

A collection of short stories has finally been published 36 years after they were first written by Aberystwyth-born Gwynn Davis.

In Aberystwyth Boy the author recalls his experiences as a young boy growing up in Aberystwyth in the 1950s and '60s, and immortalises the town's characters who made his adolescence truly memorable.

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The Rise and Fall of the Welsh Language

The well-known author and language tutor, Cennard Davies, has released a new edition of his book The Welsh Language, to include recent developments such as the disappointing results of the 2011 census and the appointment of the Welsh Language Commissioner.

“Since the beginning of the last century, the number and percentage of Welsh speakers have decreased in each consecutive census,” says Cennard Davies, who hails from Treorci, Rhondda. “Even though the 2001 census bucked the trend by showing an increase, this proved to be a false dawn as it was then followed by a 1.8% decline in 2011.

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‘Roller coaster’ autobiography of Aberystwyth TV Producer

“If I learned the knack of staying cool in a crisis, it all came from my years working in the newsroom,” recalls David Lloyd of Aberystwyth in his brand-new autobiography.

“News items from north Wales had to be driven down to Cardiff by van every day. News was not allowed to happen in Bangor after midday!

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Welsh Rugby Legend Delme Lifts Lid on Battle with Depression

Delme Thomas is one of those giants of Welsh rugby for whom a Christian name is enough – but in his brand-new book he reveals how he was laid low by retirement from the game.

Delme: The Autobiography tells the story of his nervous breakdown after giving up the game he loved and which had given him so much through three British and Irish Lions tours, 22 Wales caps and of course captaining his beloved Llanelli to that victory over the All Blacks.

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The Guardian of Snowdonia Immortalised in Memoir

The memoir of feisty campaigner and conservationist, Esmé Kirby, has been launched this week, marking the 15th anniversary of her death.

Esmé Kirby was the heroine of 'I Bought a Mountain', the bestselling story of 23-year-old newcomers taking on a Snowdonia sheep farm, despite having no farm experience. The book, written by Esmé's first husband Thomas Firbank, was published in 1940 and told of the couple's life at Dyffryn in Capel Curig.

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Politics, life and love in 1950s Wales: the novel that “should be on everyone’s reading list”

A brand-new novel has been described by prominent Welsh author Angharad Tomos as a book that “should be on everyone's reading list.”

Amongst the many others offering reviews of first-time author Gareth Thomas' new novel, 'A Welsh Dawn' is former First Minister for Wales Rhodri Morgan, Jane Hutt AM, Dafydd Wigley, Bryn Fôn and distinguished academic Dr Alwyn Roberts.

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Were the 1974 Lions the ‘Greatest Ever’?

For years the British and Irish Lions team that triumphed in South Africa in 1974 lived in the shadow of the great 1971 touring party that won a famous series in New Zealand under Carwyn James.

But the 1974 side remain the only Lions never to be beaten and in his new book, author Rhodri Davies makes a strong case for crediting that touring party as the 'greatest ever'.

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Lloyd Jones Releases Highly Anticipated “Cli-fi” Novel

Lloyd Jones's much-acclaimed climate change novel Y Dwr (2009) has been published in English by Y Lolfa publishers this week.

Described as a “gripping” and “extraordinarily moving” cli-fi (climate fiction), Water follows the trials and tribulations of a family living in extreme poverty on a remote lake-side farm, following a worldwide crisis.

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Welsh Book of the Year Winner transcends boundaries in new English Edition

Next week we are launching A Haven from Hitler, a volume which pays tribute to a family of Jewish origin who suffered as a result of genocidal Nazi policies during the Second World War.

Originally published in Welsh under the title Yr Erlid, it won the Welsh Book of the Year prize in 2013. It tells the story of the family of Kate Bosse-Griffiths, of German-Jewish descent, who fled the brutal regime of the Nazis and became one of Wales's leading academic and literary figures.

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